Keith Whittier

Film Reviewer

Ottawa native Keith Whittier has been going to movies for as long as he can remember. His passion for film extends to different film festivals, which he regularly attends, including the Toronto Film Festival, Sundance, CFI, Southeast Asian Fest, New York Film Festival, and Whistler Film Festival. Besides films, Keith is also a big sports enthusiast, cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKS and Atletico OttawaKeith can be heard on various radio stations in Ottawa giving movie reviews, and we are delighted to have him as a contributor at Ottawa Life Magazine. Keith can be reached on his Twitter at @cfl_fan or on his website at wittywhittier.com
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‘You People’ is a solid film that will spark important conversations.

‘You People’ is a solid film that will spark important conversations.

Synopsis: Follows a new couple and their families, who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations, and generational differences. Director: Kenya Barris Stars: Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus One of the [...]

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‘Missing’ looks a lot like ‘Searching’ with a new cast.

‘Missing’ looks a lot like ‘Searching’ with a new cast.

Synopsis: After her mother goes missing, a young woman works to find her from home, using tools available to her online. Director: Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick Stars: Nia Long, Storm Reid, Ken Leung In 2018, a movie called Searching was released. It starred John Cho, and while the material [...]

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Sundance 2023: Films to keep an eye out for.

Sundance 2023: Films to keep an eye out for.

The 2023 Sundance Film Festival runs until January 29th. The Utah-based film festival has debuted some fantastic films over the years, including the recent Academy Award Best Picture winner CODA. Here are the ten films that have caught my attention. The Accidental Getaway Driver A ride-share [...]

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‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’ is cute but not a page-turner.

‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’  is cute but not a page-turner.

Synopsis: A.J. Fikry’s wife has died, his bookstore is in trouble, and his prized rare edition of Poe poems has been stolen. However, when a mysterious package appears, its arrival gives him a chance to start his life over and see things anew. Director: Hans Canosa Stars: Kunal Nayyar, Christine [...]

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‘Plane’ is a fun film that showcases Gerard Butler’s versatility.

‘Plane’ is a fun film that showcases Gerard Butler’s versatility.

Synopsis: A pilot finds himself caught in a war zone after he's forced to land his commercial aircraft during a terrible storm. Director: Jean-Francois Richet Stars: Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Daniella Pineda, Tony Goldwyn Plane! Yes, this movie is called Plane. We will get to that in a moment. [...]

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Meet Damian Priest who’ll be at Monday Night Raw in Ottawa!

Meet Damian Priest who’ll be at Monday Night Raw in Ottawa!

PHOTO: David Gunn Damian Priest is a superstar for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Standing six feet, six inches tall, he won’t be mistaken for a jockey. While you won’t find him at the Kentucky Derby, you will see him in Ottawa on February 20th as Monday Night Raw returns to the [...]

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Thriller ‘M3gan’ is not keep-you-up-at-night scary but it’s effective.

Thriller ‘M3gan’ is not keep-you-up-at-night scary but it’s effective.

Synopsis: A robotics engineer at a toy company builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own. Director: Gerard Johnstone Stars: Alison Williams, Violet McGraw, Jenna Davis January always sees new releases in the thriller/horror genre. Seems fitting, doesn’t it? Shake off [...]

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Tom Hanks gives a stellar performance in 'A Man Called Otto'

Tom Hanks gives a stellar performance in 'A Man Called Otto'

Synopsis: Otto is a grump who’s given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick in quick-witted Morison, leading to a friendship that will turn his world around. Director: Marc Forster Stars: Tom Hanks, [...]

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Broadway Across Canada’s ‘Come From Away’ is a toe-tapping success!

Broadway Across Canada’s ‘Come From Away’ is a toe-tapping success!

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein The National Arts Centre has been showcasing outstanding Broadway Across Canada shows, something they will continue to do in the New Year. Whoever has programmed the timing of these shows needs to be commended. The 2022 season kicked off with [...]

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‘The Whale’ redeems director Darren Aronofsky.

‘The Whale’ redeems director Darren Aronofsky.

Synopsis: A reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption. Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau The last time I saw a Darren Aronofsky film, it was his film Mother! [...]

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